May 14, 2019 archive

Monsanto loses $2 billion verdict in Roundup lawsuit

Another huge jury award in California against the makers of Roundup weed killer might give more hope to a handful of Oklahomans whose lawsuits were transferred to California. This week, a jury in California awarded a couple more than $2 billion to Alva and Alerta Pilliod of Livermore, California who sued after contracting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma …

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Moratorium bill signed into law on mining permits in Oklahoma

  One of the latest energy-related bills to be signed into law declares a moratorium on new permits for mining in Oklahoma. House Bill 2471 was signed into law on Monday by Gov. Kevin Stitt. The measure creates an indefinite moratorium on the issuance of any new permits for mines that “overlies a sensitive sole …

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Wind Energy conference to attract thousands

  With wind power growing across the U.S., promoters of the American Wind Energy Association’s Windpower 2019 conference in Houston expect to sett an improvement over the 7,600 who attended last year’s event. In 2018, the conference had 450 companies with exhibitions and 50 different companies were represented by those who attended. The 2019 conference …

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Tribes and environmentalists plan conference to fight fossil fuel industry

Environmentalists and members of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma plan to hold a three-day Frontline Oil and Gas Conference in a fight against Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry and fossil fuels. An estimated 200 people are expected on hand for the event that will be held May 16, 17 and 18. It’s designed to be …

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NGL Energy expands with acquisition of waste disposal well system in New Mexico and SW Texas

Tulsa’s NGL Energy Partners LP announced a $890 million acquisition of Mesquite Disposals Unlimited. NGL is combined all of Mesquite’s assets with NGL’s Water Solutions business. It is considered a cash-free, debt-free basis. Under the agreement, Mesquite SWD will remain the operator of the  Mesquite assets led by Mesquite’s current management team. The assets consist …

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Cypress Energy says 2018 was great but 2019 will be greater

“We had an excellent 2018 year with strong growth and we are off to a great start in 2019.” Peter Boylan, CEO at Cypress Energy.   Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. in Tulsa reported first quarter 2019 revenues totaled $90.4 million, an increase of 39 percent over the previous year. The company’s net income was $1.4 …

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ONEOK supplier doubling natural gas capacity in Wyoming

A Denver company that supplies a large amount of  natural gas liquids to ONEOK in Oklahoma is in the processing of more than doubling its natural gas processing capacity at its supersytem in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. Meritage Midstream Services II, LLC announced the construction of Steamboat I, a new plant that will have a …

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Enable Midstream hopes to land more investors

Leaders of Oklahoma City’s Enable Midstream Partners, LP are hoping to attract new financial investments when they take part in a conference this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company management will participate at the Master Limited Partnership Association’s 2019 MLP and Energy Infrastructure Conference. For those interested, material to be presented at the conference …

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Navy’s Blue Angels to perform at Tinker Air Force base air show

The Navy’s Blue Angels. Now that’s a low of energy and power! And the premier flight demonstration team will be at Tinker Air Force base next month at the Star Spangled Salute Air and Space Show. It’s been more than 10 years since the Blue Angels last performed at Tinker AFB. The F/A-18 fighter-attack planes …

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ONEOK seeks new investors

In an attempt to attract more investors, leaders of ONEOK Inc. are taking part in this week’s Citi Global Energy and Utilities Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Materials used at the conference are accessible on ONEOK’s website, The conference concludes May 15.